Thursday, February 22, 2007

Our "PC" Society Strikes Again

Last night, Chief Illini-wek danced for the last time on the Illinois home court. It’s a sad day for all of us. And no, I don’t for a moment think that the NCAA is cracking down on so-called “offensive mascots” out of anything other than monetary incentives…the same reason Illinois caved on this. That, and a little embarrassment. Too bad they’re not embarrassed about the outrageously low quality of education many of their member schools offer to the students. Not to mention the oxymoronic term “student-athlete,” at least when it comes to the moneyed sports. Or the fact that the university system has been overtaken so completely by the liberal mindset that more than one student has actually risked a failing grade in a class simply by expressing a conservative point of view. In many places, God help you if you write essays that way. (In many places, God help you if you say the word “God” too loud.) We live in a society today that’s running scared, and for no good reason. When does it stop? Are we so afraid of being labeled that we’ll cave to anyone, for anything? Then why don’t we quiver and tremble at the repeated blasphemies that occur against the holy name of God? Against His commandments? And against His perfect will? An entire society is going to hell right now. Literally. But if we say that, we’re religious right-wing nutjobs who are just out to “impose our will” on everyone else. Never mind that far less worthy people than God impose their will on us every day, in countless little ways…the great majority of which diminish our lives in some sense. The message is loud and clear: it’s okay to impose your will, your political correctness, and your agenda on someone else, if you’re on the right (or should I say the left?) side of the aisle. But God help you if you try turnabout and fair play on the other side. Occasionally, we do try to fight back…but usually, only to a point. Illinois fought back. But only to a point. When the NCAA threw a tantrum, they gave in. But of course, I want the NCAA dictating to me what a proper social conscience looks like. Don't you? Like I said, it’s a sad day for all of us. And it’s gonna get a whole lot sadder if some of us don’t find a way to get a backbone transplant. All it would take is a few. And then a few more. And then a few more. It begins with one. And, sometimes, I hope…it begins here. Let’s stop being afraid of everyone and everything that could possibly embarrass us. Let’s start calling spades spades again… …and sin sin again… …and nonsense nonsense again. Are you with me? Janny

3 comments:

Donna Alice said...

Absolutely! I'm sick of being politically correct which is probably why I write mostly historical fiction!

Deb said...

Not being a U of I alum, I don't care one way or the other about the Chief, except...

When are people/institutions going to stand up and just say "NO" to this junk? Next we'll be having people of my heritage claiming Minnesotans can't call their football team the Vikings 'cause it's insulting and demeaning to Scandihoovians.

And I notice the spokesman (no, I will not say spokesperson) for the politically correct was not noticeably Native American. His name suggested he might be of Jewish extraction. So what are we to make of that? Are there people taking up the victimization of cultures not their own? If so, why? And more importantly, why are we listening?

C'mon, enough already!

Deb, Chairman of the Stop Cruelty to Vikings Committee

Janny said...

Of course, Cruelty to Vikings is allowed if it's the Bears performing said cruelty.

mwah hah haaaah...
Janny